Large, clear glass jug with neck and finish. Has a 2.7 cm bore. The jug has a basket-like bamboo covering woven over it and two separate basketry handles. Display tag states: "Bamboo Covered Jug. Used for fermenting tonic medicine by Jam Yuen Eng at his medical practice. On loan from the private collection of the Richard Eng family." Post-1800.
Round, cherry bark tea canister with a spray of bamboo on the side and side of the lid. The interior is metal. Accession File states: "11064- 15 CHERRY BARK TEA CANISTER: diameter 2.5", 4" high, cherry bark outside, metal inside Walter C. Eells." Artifact note states: "Cherry bark tea canister. Made only in one Prefecture in Horthern [sic?] Honshu." Display tag states: "Cherry bark tea canister with bamboo design."
The second stone is smaller with less detailed carvings. Ovoid with beveled collar (scaraboid); slightly blunted ends at perforation which is parallel to long sides. Milky white cryptocrystalline quartz. 16 x 14 x 9 1/2 [mm]. Discolored by dirt in hairline fractures. Image includes perpendicular lines and X-incision on left side of a central groove. Accession book states: "8860. Seals (3). Larger possibly Assyrian. Other 2 smaller unknown. Rev. James Lyman. Marash, Turkey. Jan. 5, 1940." 5th Century BCE?
Miniature axe with a trapezoidal shaped blade with spikes at both ends with a small wooden handle. The handle measures about 10.2 cm in length and 1.9 cm in width. Blade is dull and shows severe signs of rusting. Towards the upper portion of the handle is a crack with a nail driven through it that slightly protrudes. The wood handle comes to a dull point at the end. Small sliver of wood broken off handle at towards the upper part.
Prayer flag from Tibet, loose weave of white and grey wool. Accession File states: "Prayer Flag from Tibet. Placed on the tops of piles of rock, on the great mountain passes of Tibet, to protect the people. What is written on these flags is not really prayers, but quotations from the Tibetan Sacred Books. Repeating the Sacred Books gives merit, which brings favor with the gods and protection from demons. Every time the flag waves once, the person owning it has the merit of reading once all that is written there. Secured by D. C. Graham near Tatsienlu, July, 1930"
The artifact is mounted in a dark brown, wooden case with a glass front and a black background. (Note: glass front of case was broken during 2003 move - artifact was removed from case and placed in Cabinet C until case can be repaired). The artifact is a shield shaped piece with miniature artifacts representing Philippine culture mounted on the shield background. The cloth in the background is currently a tan velvet. A few pieces have shifted showing the background was once dark red. The top and near the top of the shield is decorated with ivory. The miniatures are mainly weapons including 2 types of shields, spears, swords and arrows but also include a few non-war items such as clothing. The miniatures are numbered and correspond to a list of 62 items in the Museum Files "McFadden." Unfortunately, this list is in Spanish. The file also includes another note with the old cat. number discussing the collection of the artifact. Unfortunately, most of this is abbreviated making the meanings unclear. Accession File states: "Display of miniature articles representing Philippine culture D.W. McFadden Collection Presented by Clyde and Fred D. McFadden, April 20, 1931."
Three pieces of jewelry: a necklace, a bracelet, and a brooch(?). Tag reads, "Igorot pearl-oyster shell ornaments with scratch-work patterns. A special ornament worn by men -- often pieces encircle the waist as well as the neck and arms." The Igorot are any of several related peoples inhabiting the mountains of Northwest Luzon, Philippines; a people inhabiting the Mountain Province South of Kalinga.